Apr 2013

Tip of the Month

Protect yourself from fraud
Although fraud comes in many forms, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself from the crime.
Do not give any personal information (name, address, bank details, email or phone number) to organisations or people before verifying their credentials.

Many frauds start with a phishing email. Remember that banks and financial institutions will not send you an email asking you to click on a link and confirm your bank details. Do not trust such emails, even if they look genuine.

Destroy and preferably shred receipts with your card details on and post with your name and address on. Identity fraudsters don’t need much information in order to be able to clone your identity.

Make sure your computer has up-to-date anti-virus software and a firewall installed. Ensure your browser is set to the highest level of security notification and monitoring to prevent malware issues and computer crimes.

Be extremely wary of post, phone calls or emails offering you business deals out of the blue. If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. Always question it.

If you need advice about fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 to discuss your situation with one of the specialist fraud a

Latest Activities

We are organising a Bobby Scheme awareness fortnight from April 15th to April 25th.
A coffee morning is to be held at our office – Sawtry Police house on Wednesday 17th April from 1030 – 1230. Come along for a free cup of coffee and cake. Meet the team and learn more about the work of the scheme. Our two security advisors will be on hand to give crime prevention advice and show what security devices we install in peoples’ homes. Security items will be on sale.

We will also be at Yaxley Co-operative store from April 22
nd – 25th and the Beehive Centre in Millfield on April 25th.

We are also one of the charities that Waitrose in Peterborough Queensgate are supporting for the month of April. Please show your support by putting your green tokens in our box.